Symbolism: Chrysanthemums generally symbolize longevity, fidelity, joy and optimism. Specific colours may hold other meanings as well:

  • Red: love and deep passion
  • Yellow: neglected love or sorrow
  • White: loyalty and honesty
  • Violet: get well soon

Birth Month: November

Description: Chrysanthemums (also called “mums”) are showy, many-branched plants with large, single or double flowers at the end of each stem. Double flowers resemble pompons, while single ones look like daisies. They come in a vast range of colours, including every shade except blue.

Named after: The name chrysanthemum is derived from the Greek words chryos, meaning “gold”, and anthemon, meaning “flower”. 

Latin/Scientific name: Chrysanthemum

Native to: East Asia and northeastern Europe, with most species originating from East Asia and the center of diversity in China.

Flowering period: Chrysanthemums are fall flowers that bloom from late summer into early winter depending upon zone.

Vase life: 7 to 14 days, or even longer depending on the variety

Popular use in floral arrangements or bouquets: Chrysanthemums are often used as a focal point or main accent in floral arrangements and bouquets, adding a touch of classic beauty and tradition to various designs, such as our Melissa arrangement.

When in stock in our shops:  Year-round  

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